Something for everyone, from French-Japanese fusion dinners to Saturday's drag queen brunch.
Wed, Mar 27-Sat, Mar 30
eef tartar with Hokkaido sea urchin and nori chips; and matcha cheesecake served with sake strawberries and tomato sorbet. For reservations contact email@example.com.
Mar 27-30, 6-11pm. Pullman King Power, 8-2 Rangnam Rd., 02-680-9999.
Thu, Mar 28
On Mar 28, chef Napol Jantraget and pastry chef Saki Hoshino of 80/20 will challenge nine leading Thai sommeliers to create the perfect wine pairings for their nine-course dinner menu. Diners will be asked to blind taste each wine and give a score on how well they think it pairs with the dish. By the end of the night, they'll reveal the names of each glass and which sommelier scored highest. Among others on the menu, there will be braised leg of lamb in massaman curry, charcoal-grilled river prawn with lemongrass glaze, and guava and sato mousse with rosella oil and powder for dessert. B4,500 per person. Bookings via Facebook message or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mar 28, 1052-1054 Charoenkrung Rd., 099-118-2200.
Fri, Mar 29
Seed to Feed
Haoma’s chef Deepanker Khosla joins executive chef of the St. Regis, Christopher Miller, at the hotel's wine lounge Decanter for two nights of pop-up dinners on Mar 29-30. Each of the seven courses makes use of homegrown or locally sourced ingredients—think oyster and corn tartar with cilantro and yuzu, and eggplant relish with raw tomato chutney, lentil dumplings and pickle, followed by a dessert of white chocolate, Champagne sorbet, berries and rose. B2,500 a person. Reservations via Eventpop or call 02-207-7777.
Mar 29-30. Decanter, 12/F, St. Regis Hotel, 159 Ratchadamri Rd., 02-207-7829.
Sat, Mar 30
Head over to Grand Hyatt Erawan’s Italian restaurant Spasso for this weekend's absolute must-try: Saturday brunch with Pangina Heals. As well as a show by Drag Race Thailand's superstar co-host, you can expect an Italian buffet, free shots, live music and games for B1,400 per person. An additional B990 will get you a drinks package that includes wines, sparkling wine and beers. Book your spot here or call 02-254-6250.
Spasso, Grand Hyatt Erawan, 494 Ratchadamri Rd., 02-254-1234.
On Mar 30, Daniel Thaiger's well-loved burger truck will be serving its juicy patties (B260/B300 with hand-cut fries) over at Nowhere BKK. To wash it down, the event will also feature Vietnamese craft beers Gauden and Fuzzy Logic from Mad Genius Brewing Company—get a burger, fries and beer combo for B380—as well as DJ beats. To book a table, call 099-394-4417.
Nowhere Bkk, 6/F, THA City Loft Hotel, Ekkamai Soi 6, 094-516-6663.
Head to Sushi Zo on Mar 30, when they’ll be holding a special sake-pairing omakase dinner. With a focus on Niigata prefecture’s Kubota brand, there will be three types junmai sake on offer to pair with 18 courses. Dinner, led by the experimental Hokkaido-born head chef Toshi Onishi, will be priced at B7,000, plus an additional B3,900 for sake-pairing.
Mar 30, G/F, Athenee Tower, 63 Wireless Rd., 02-168-8490.
Sun, Mar 31
Kitchen Takeover is back for Episode 2 on Mar 31, when chef Sitanan "Kai" Wonghirandecha will show off her skills at Broken Eggs. The Hat Yai-born chef has experience working on New York's culinary scene and is now working on pop-up events with celeb chef Chudaree "Tam" Debhakam (the first ever Top Chef Thailand winner). The five-course meal is priced at B1,500 per person. To reserve a spot, direct message them on Facebook here. Limited to only 40 diners.
112/7 Sukhumvit Soi 63 (Ekkamai), 02-047-7811.
Nomadic Foragers at The Bamboo Bar
On Apr 3, head to The Bamboo Bar for a chance to sample exclusive cocktails by Michele Mariotti, the head bartender at Mandarin Oriental Singapore's MO BAR. Dubbed “Nomadic Foragers,” the pop-up series follows Michele as he journeys to top bars throughout Southeast Asia, incorporating local fruits and spices from in each place into his creations along the way. For reservations, call 02-659-9000.
Apr 3, 9pm. Bamboo Bar, 1/F, Mandarin Oriental, 48 Charoenkrung Soi 40 (Oriental Avenue), 02-659-9000.
Chef Steve Pop-up Event
On Apr 4, Bunker’s former sous chef (and one of “Bangkok’s sexiest male chefs”) Steve Doucakis is throwing a five-course dinner at The Rose Natural Wine Bar. This time, instead of starting with the food, chef Steve will select the wines first, then develop dishes to complement them. This will allow the sustainable, organic and biodynamic bottles that The Rose Natural Wine Bar has on offer to shine. B2,000 per person, plus an additional B1,500 for wine pairing. Booking available here.
Apr 4, The Rose Natural Wine Bar, Sukhumvit Soi 38, 081-553-3585.
Khao Tom Kui
This night dedicated entirely to congee, or khao tom kui (plain rice soup), will see five top chefs come together at Surface to celebrate the Thai traditional dish, along with 24 different side dishes. The chefs include: Chalee Kader from 100 Mahaseth; Chaichat “Randy” Noprapa from Fillets; Chudaree “Tam” Debhakam and Weerawat “Num” Triyasenawat from Samuay & Sons (Udon Thani); and Prin Polsuk (formerly of Nahm, now of David Thompson's Someday Everyday). B1,000 per person will get you 20 tokens (each worth B50), which you can trade for any dish that catches your eye. To purchase tickets, contact 095-496-4562 or Line message @sleepyaftermeal.
Apr 5, 107 Sukhumvit Soi 53, 02-258-2858.
This Apr 5, don’t miss chef Black (Phanuphon Bulsuwan, a master of fermentation techniques and champion of sustainable causes) when he cooks at Siwilai City Club at Bangkok’s Central Embassy, in the latest edition of the club’s quarterly “Kitchen Takeover” series. A B1,500+ per person, he will be preparing a four-course dinner under the concept “Northern and Zero Waste.” For reservations, call 02-160-5631 or Line message @siwilaicityclub.
Apr 5, 5/F, Central Embassy, Phloen Chit Rd.
Beat the Clock
Hooters Silom’s latest promo guarantees that if your lunch order takes more than 15 minutes to arrive, you will receive a free meal valued between B199-299.
Thaniya Rd., 098-362-9426. Open daily 11am-2am.